Lotus Elan

MOTOR MOUNT SPACERS

PostPost by: "JOHN KENNER" » Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:58 am

Hello ,



I have a 66 Elan body with 68 running gear.



The motor is a 711 block.



There are spacers on the motor mounts on the exhaust side.



How long are they supposed to be?



Mine are 7/8 of an inch.



Thanks for your help,



John Kenner

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:52 am

Hi John
Yes the motor mount spacers go on the Exhaust side. I have one that
I made and it measured closer to 1.125, I did use an original as a
pattern. maybe there were more than on length.

Gary

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Hello ,



I have a 66 Elan body with 68 running gear.



The motor is a 711 block.



There are spacers on the motor mounts on the exhaust side.



How long are they supposed to be?



Mine are 7/8 of an inch.



Thanks for your help,



John Kenner

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PostPost by: rgwitherell » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:21 pm

The original spacers on my S2 (26/4912) are also 1-1/8th inch.

Bob

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Hi John
Yes the motor mount spacers go on the Exhaust side. I have one
that

I made and it measured closer to 1.125, I did use an original as a
pattern. maybe there were more than on length.

Gary

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>
> Hello ,
> I have a 66 Elan body with 68 running gear.
> The motor is a 711 block.
> There are spacers on the motor mounts on the exhaust side.
> How long are they supposed to be?
> Mine are 7/8 of an inch.
>
> Thanks for your help,
> John Kenner
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PostPost by: "Brian Goodison" » Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:32 pm

John,
The 711 block (1600) is wider at the mounting points then the Lotus
block (1500 Ford) the 711 being approx 223mm wide while the 1500 is
approx 212mm thus it follows that you must reduce the spacers by the
same amount (11mm) I cannot tell you if the additional amount is on
both sides or just one side of the block but when I have done the
tall block conversion I have just reduced the spacer thickness.
I cannot remember what the original spacer thickness is but others
have commented it is 1.1/8" if this is correct just make four
spacers that are 1.1/8" minus 11mm (sorry I cant be bothered to do
the inch to mm maths)
Brian
64Elan/72Sprint/Birkin T.C.Seven


--- In ***@***.***, "JOHN KENNER" <[email protected]> wrote:


Hello ,



I have a 66 Elan body with 68 running gear.



The motor is a 711 block.



There are spacers on the motor mounts on the exhaust side.



How long are they supposed to be?



Mine are 7/8 of an inch.



Thanks for your help,



John Kenner

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